Visa 189 Application Timeline - Year 2014
Software Engineer (261313 ) Location: Singapore
23-Jan - Booked for IELTS exam at British Council SG.
15-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Writing Test)
18-Feb - Requested for Certificate of Employment from my present employer.
19-Feb - IELTS Exam Take #1 (Speaking Test)
05-Mar - Received IELTS Take #1 Exam Result = Failed! (L:6 R:8 W:7 S:7.5)
**Mar-Apr - For 2 months, requested former employers for COE.
05-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Writing Test.
10-Apr - IELTS Take #2 Speaking Test.
14-Apr - Submitted application to Australian Computer Society (ACS).
16-Apr - Booked for another IELTS (Take #3) at IDP. (Just in case that my Take #2 failed.)
17-Apr - Received an email from ACS, asking for "Certified True Copies" (CTC) of my documents.
23-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Speaking @IDP
24-Apr - IELTS Take #3 Writing @IDP
25-Apr - Received IELTS Take #2 Result = Good! (L:7 R:7.5 W:8 S:7)
30-Apr - Uploaded additional docs to my ACS account.
10-May - Received IELTS Take #3 Result = Bad! Got 6 on Listening, but that's okay as Take#2 is good!
12-Jun - Received ACS Result (Positive!). Lodged EOI Visa 189 in SkillSelect later that day (65 points)
13-Jun - Filled-out NBI Online Application.
17-Jun - Got cedula & Applied for Police Clearance (sa Munisipyo)
18-Jun - Received Police Clearance. Also got my NBI Clearance that day. (Online Application is indeed helpful!)
22-Jun - Received Invitation to Lodge Visa 189
23-Jun - Lodged and Paid for Visa 189.
25-Jun - Uploaded Documents to immiAccount
27-Jun - Applied for SG Certificate of Clearance (Acknowledgement Letter lang ng Visa 189 ang dinala ko) / Printed out eMedicalReferral Letter
7-Jul - Completed Medical Exam at Point Medical, Orchard.
10-Jul - Point Medical sent medical result to DIBP.
14-Jul - Frontloaded Form 80.
18-Jul - Received SG Certificate of Clearance.
7-Aug - Last Day of Work (SG)
15-Aug - Flight back to Pinas
< Spent time with family, relatives & friends before the move >
3-Sept - CO Allocation (Called DIBP)
18 -Sept - CO asked for confirmation to deduct 5 points.
22 -Sept - Visa Grant!
23 -Sept - Attended CFO-PDOS
27 -Sept - Flight to Sydney.
28 -Sept - TouchDown Sydney!
< 1 month job hunting >
24 - Oct - Job Offer.
29 - Oct - First Day at Work!
25 Dec - Jan 1 = First Christmas and New Year Down Under!
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